Arab Talk Host Jess Ghannam interviews Professor Neferti Tadiar on her recent trip to Palestine as part of the USACBI delegation.
Neferti X. M. Tadiar is Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization (2009) and Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order (2004). Her work has mainly focused on contemporary Philippine culture in the context of national and global political and economic transformations, addressing questions of gender, race and sexuality in the practices of nationalism, globalization and radical social movements. Her recent publications and current book-project, entitled Remaindered Life: Becoming Human in a Time of War, deals with race and global empire from the perspective of disposable life.